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Elephant Babies Learning to Drink

Elephant Babies Learning to Drink

No feast is ever complete without something refreshing and cool to wash it down with. But it’s easy to forget that for animals and humans alike, even this simple skill of drinking has to be learnt in order to master.

We are used to seeing human babies progress from bottles to beakers to the use of a glass … but what about the other newborns of the natural world?

In this video from BBC Earth, we see the dry land of the Namib Desert brought back to life thanks to torrents of water from the distant mountains.

But with every blessing, comes a challenge. And for these elephant calves, it’s the use of their trunk that’s the biggest hurdle.

This post was originally published by BBCEarth.

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Photo from Earth-touch Admin via flickr
Written by Adelle Harvard, a BBCEarth blogger

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6:45AM PST on Jan 23, 2013

Thank you Lindsay, for Sharing this!

3:51PM PST on Jan 28, 2012

i just love elephnats!!!!! thks for posting.....magnificent creatures!!!!

2:30PM PST on Dec 29, 2011

Elephants are sooo special!

2:22PM PST on Dec 29, 2011

adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

12:13PM PDT on Jun 18, 2011

Beautiful!

11:54PM PDT on Jun 1, 2011

Absolutely adorably precious!!! :)
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7:39AM PDT on Jun 1, 2011

Baby things are always so appealing!

3:44AM PDT on Jun 1, 2011

How Beautiful thy are....Thank You for sharing !

12:28AM PDT on Jun 1, 2011

LIEF!

10:39PM PDT on May 31, 2011

nature takes its course, thanks for sharing.

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